Better Painting Award goes to KRONE
At the "Better Painting" congress, the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group was honoured for its new, innovative coating centre at the Werlte site. The jury of experts, consisting of the editorial staff of the magazine 'Besser Lackieren' and representatives of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, thus honors top performance in the painting segment. Krone scored well in all aspects: Economy, ecology, sustainability and sustainability. During a visit in Werlte, representatives of the jury had informed themselves comprehensively about the innovative and sustainable technology at the new coating centre.
Volker Perk, Head of Industrial Engineering at the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, accepted the award on behalf of the Krone team. In a short presentation, he presented the technical features of the ultra-modern coating centre, which Krone only officially put into operation in August 2018, to around 120 participants at the congress.
In the coating centre, chassis for semi-trailers are cathodically dip-painted and powder-coated to provide maximum protection against environmental influences. The new surface sealing offers outstanding stability of value and high investment protection for customers, because Krone trailers are weather-resistant and durable in accordance with the latest requirements.
Production in the new coating centre saves energy, resources and significantly reduces emissions. The German Energy Agency (Dena) had already awarded Krone a lighthouse project for the energy-efficient use of waste heat. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by more than 30 percent per chassis. Krone had invested around 40 million euros in the coating centre.
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